Khanskoye Lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2004 50-1,045 individuals B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 1999 50-100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 2004 109-967 individuals A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1999 56-70 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC resident 2004 2,168 individuals B1i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1999 600-700 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 1999 3,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1999 400 breeding pairs B3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1999 84-200 breeding pairs B2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1999 250-900 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1999 2,500-3,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1999 20-150 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1999 410-600 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC breeding 1999 2,500-4,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Ardea alba Great White Egret 1529 1529 individuals 100 favourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 4725 4725 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ozero Khanskoe Nature Monument 10,332 protected area overlaps with site 10,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
military -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khanskoye Lake. Downloaded from on 20/08/2022.